Now when universities will not include international affairs program in their offered courses, how come grant makers would realize the need of funding in this area. That's why when we try to search universities offering post graduate educations in International affairs program; we mostly find public universities offering programs in this area.
Rotary International is one of the organizations which has considerations towards this area and is offering tremendous support in the form of scholarships and fellow ships to international affairs students. They are also offering their own developed programs for studies in this area such as Rotary Peace and Conflict Resolution Program. "Located in seven leading universities around the world, Rotary Centers provide Fellows the chance to study in a master's level program in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, and other related disciplines (Rotary, 2005)".
World Affair Council is also offering programs in International studies, both short term and long term, in partnerships with universities as well as self developed program. Their associations with United Nations' organizations enable them to offer program and scholarships students and professionals from all over the world (world affairs council, 2003).
In addition to above, the universities offering programs in this area also have their own scholarships for students on need as well as merit basis. Students can apply for these grants directly when they are applying for their admission in these universities.
2. What are the best Masters Programs for students of International Affairs at Public Universities
a) College of Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
"The International Affairs (IA) Graduate Program is one of two graduate programs offered by the Department of Government at Sacramento State. It is a professional two-year interdisciplinary program of graduate studies leading to a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs (MIA). Our students come from diverse backgrounds and undergraduate majors, including the natural, social and engineering sciences, as well as business and the humanities (Sacramento State, 2007)". The program is of two years in length. There is a detailed document for admission requirements which examines students on many criteria. The elective track offered by the school is spread over a big horizon of world economies, starting from US to China and from subjects of international economics to Environmental Problems. The college also offers financial aid to the needy ones. The core courses are a good mix of fundamental courses to provide students with the knowledge they need to excel towards elective courses in their later semesters.
School of International Affairs and Pacific Studies
The school is offering MPIA program over a length of two years. "The MPIA program is based on a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates the diverse subject areas of international management, international relations, comparative public policy, international development and nonprofit management, and international environmental policy, as well as regional studies and foreign language (University of California, 2007). The program offers a right combination of